We understand that it takes a group effort to execute an exceptional event.
Our team of talented photographers and filmmakers have been working together for years, and we understand the importance of capturing every moment from your big day using our unique vision and style to create beautiful memories that you will cherish for years to come.
MEET THE OWNER
Erica Lewis is President & CEO of Emerald Stone Photography – an award-winning wedding enterprise that services the Mid-Atlantic region. She established her company in 2012 and now has an exceptional growing team of wedding professionals who continue to exceed client expectations.
Emerald Stone Photography is rated Top 5% of Wedding Photographers in the nation according to WeddingWire and has been featured in multiple publications in both print and film, including Say Yes to the Dress on TLC.
Erica’s passion continues to flourish each day and she remains devoted to providing exceptional service to her team, clients, and wedding industry partners.
Full of Passion
Family, business (weddings, events, and so much more!), investing, coffee, day trips, and intentional time.
Special needs mama & and advocate for neurodiversity acceptance and autism awareness.
True believer that everything happens for a reason and anyone can live the life of their dreams.
Printed memories ~ wall art, albums, everything!
Connect with Erica here!
We’ve been named TOP 5% of Wedding Photographers in the US!
We've won 8 Awards with WeddingWire's Couples Choice Awards (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
We have an abundance of raving reviews from our clients + a 5 Star Rating on Google
As Seen On WUSA9 News
We’ve been Featured on Say Yes to the Dress!
Wedding Photography As Seen On HGTV's House Hunters
We’ve been published in the Baltimore Sun
"THE HARDEST PART ABOUT ERICA AND HER CREW BEING
so talented IS DECIDING WHICH IMAGES TO FRAME IN OUR HOME"
– Teddi and Darren
MEET THE TEAM
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
At Emerald Stone, TEAM is everything. We share an equal mix of our team's portfolios online and all final images shared are edited by Erica (owner) so they have a consistent look and feel.
To view a specific team member's talent, please visit our Facebook Page where we strive to credit each individual's personal work.
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Assistant + Associate Photographer
You may also meet other amazing associates / assistants who are an essential part of our talented team.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!
OWNER ERICA'S STORY
"it was literally the only thing we had left..."
This slideshow displays one of the most special photo albums to me that was left unharmed during our house fire.
We all have a reason we love photography and why we get such joy from sharing photos of loved ones with our family and friends. This is my story.
I was only 6 years old, nearing the end of first grade, and the night is still a blur. On this night a tragedy happened - my family and I experienced a house fire. I was so little at the time, and the only memory I have is sitting in an ambulance with my younger brother, wrapped in a blanket, watching the flames take over our house. Literally everything, every room in the house burnt - except the closet in my moms room. Do you know what is so special about this closet? It held years and years and YEARS of memories. All of the printed photos and picture albums my mom cherished were tucked away in this closet. After such a tragedy had struck that night, this was all we had left.
These photos have even more meaning than they ever did before. Now my mom gets to share all of her memories with me from her photographs that were saved that night in the fire. I get to enjoy looking back at them over the years and share them with my two children. I had the opportunity to share them with friends and family when it was time to create framed photos and slideshows for my own wedding. This is why it is so important for me to share my story with you, to show you the true value in printed photography.
Photos have even more meaning for the people who are not in the photos. The parents, the grandparents, the children, or the grandchildren who aren’t even born yet... Photography gives us those slices of time that allow our imagination to fill in the story.
Keeping your engagement session & wedding alive through print is something embedded into everything my team and I do.
From how we photograph to the end result of albums and prints.
I whole-heartedly believe that printed photos are timeless, because sometimes, it's all you have left.
The slideshow above displays a few images I captured of one of the most special photo albums to me that was left unharmed during our house fire. This albums holds memories of me when I was little, special moments with my mom, dad, family members I love, and some I've lost. I am so thankful to have these printed memories with me today.